Shanakeever

Seanadh Chiamhair

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

 

Townland:                                Shannakeever

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         255.78 acres / 255 acres, 3 roods, 4 perches

 

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Clifden R.C. Parish 1821-1881

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Shannakeever  (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Shannakeever

Logainm for Shannakeever

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Shannakeever

 

1911 Census for Shannakeever

Overview of Shannakeever in 1911

There were 2 private dwellings in the townland of Shannakeever and they were both occupied. Both were built with stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Both houses were 2nd class dwellings and had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 7 out buildings, a stable, 3 cow houses, a calf house and 2 piggeries. There were 12 people in the townland at that time, 9 males and 3 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Jas Barrett.

 

Ruane

The head of this household was Mary (40), who was married for 17 years, but there was no mention of her husband in this entry. She had 3 children, John (16), Thos (15) and Martin (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write, with the exception of Martin. There were no occupations listed. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Ruane.

 

Joyce                                                                                       (additional surname: Malley)

Michael (69) was listed as being the head of this household and he had been married to Bridget (68) for 38 years and they had had 10 children, of which 8 had survived. They shared the house with 2 sons, Peter (20) and Thomas (17), 2 grandsons, Joseph (7) and Francis (6), a granddaughter, Mary (4) and also Bridget’s brother, Martin Malley (69). They were all Roman Catholic and the grandchildren were born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. The grandchildren spoke only English while the others spoke both Irish and English. Peter and Thomas could read and write. There were no occupations listed. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

1901 Census for Shannakeever

Overview of Shannakeever in 1901

There were just the 2 houses in Shannakeever in 1901, both were occupied and constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Both were 2nd class dwellings and listed as being private dwellings. Both houses had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 4 out buildings, a stable, 2 cow houses and a calf house. Thirteen people lived in the townland, 6 males and 7 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Joyce

There were 8 members of this family and the head of the family was Michael (60) and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Michael (20), Barbra (18), Mary (14), Peter (12), Bridget (8) and Thomas (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael could read only and Mary and Peter could read and write. Michael (60) was a farmer, Bridget (50) was a farmer’s wife, Michael was a farmer’s son, Barbra and Mary were farmer’s daughters and Peter, Bridget (8) and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Davis

Mary (32) was listed as the head of this family and she was married but no husband was listed in this entry. She shared the house with 4 of her children, John (10), Margaret (8), Michael (5) and Teresa (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary and Teresa were born in Co. Galway and John, Margaret and Michael were born in Australia. Mary John and Margaret spoke Irish and English and could read and write while Michael and Teresa could read only. Mary was a farmer’s wife and John, Margaret and Michael were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Davis.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Shannakeever

Thomas Eyre had 242 acres, 2 roods and 27 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £5. Austin Nevin leased a house with a garden of 1 rood and 30 perches from Thomas Eyre for 3s for the garden and 5s for the house. There were also 16 acres, 3 roods and 6 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Shannakeever

The Down Survey name for this area was Towerskehin & Loghanna. The 1641 owner was Edmund O’Flaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was a Protestant, Thomas Cunny.

 

 

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